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PLACE 

PEOPLE 

POWER 

A podcast by Trisha Mukherjee and Benjamin Swift.

Each episode explores big questions around global activism through the eyes of activists creating change in unprecedented and underreported ways. 

EPISODES

Native American communities are still healing from centuries of genocide and discrimination.

These topics don't seem funny. But one woman, Native comedian Adrianne Chalepah, is advocating for Native communities by making people laugh.

 

Learn how in our first episode.

Native American communities are still healing from centuries of genocide and discrimination.

These topics don't seem funny. But one woman, Native comedian Adrianne Chalepah, is advocating for Native communities by making people laugh.

 

Learn how in our first episode.

For 60 years, the Indian army has been allowed by the law to kill, torture, or arrest anyone for mere suspicion.

 

When the law doesn’t protect you, how do you protect yourself from the law? In Episode 2, learn how the Indigenous women of Manipur have been defending themselves and their communities from one of the largest armies in the world for decades using the power of their own bodies. 

 EPISODE 2: WE ARE ALL MANORAMA'S MOTHERS

In the snowy mountains of Colorado, in a little group of buildings many call a ghost town, there is a man named billy.

billy's a bit of a legend. He lives alone, and during the winter, he doesn't see anyone for months on end. But from his solitary, hermit-like lifestyle, he's somehow changed the face of climate science.

 EPISODE 4: ABBY

 EPISODE 5: SARA

 EPISODE 6: JOY

BONUS: ACTIVIST CHATS

Curious about additional ways to create change? We were too, so we talked to some of our activist friends and role models. These lightly edited conversations dive into the people and places that inspire the work that they do.

Ximena Ospina on being the only undocumented trans woman in law school in the US.

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Nixon Boumba on the consequences of the mining industry in Haiti.

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Marisa Rando on making philanthropy more inclusive and community-based.

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Finn Lau on fighting for democracy in Hong Kong.

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